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this deal happen and what israel and hamas promised to do. >>> there is peace in the middle east for now. israel and hamas have agreed to a ceasefire. >> janelle wang has the latest developments. she joins us with more from our world tonight. >> reporter: the ceasefire took effect at 11:00 a.m. our time. after seven hours it appears both sides are abiding by the truce. celebrations filled the streets of gaza. no need to hide or run for cover. a truce between hamas and israel to stop fighting. >> the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence, and today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton announced the deal today with egypt's foreign minister. she flew to the region yesterday to help egypt who served as the mediator to broker the truce. israel agreed to stop air strikes against hamas. the palestinian militant group which ruled the gaza strip. israel says it will ease restrictions at the border to allow palestinians and goods to move more freely. in return, hamas will stop la
of hope today in the middle east as reports of a truce between israel and hamas, the militant organization that rules the gaza strip. but that hope quickly faded as the region saw some of the heaviest shelling yet. just in the past few hours israel launched an aggressive missile assault on gaza city. they say it's in response to the rocket attacks by hamas. secretary of state hillary clinton cut her asia trip with president obama short to fly to the middle east to help broker a truce. she just wrapped up a meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. later today she'll meet with the palestinian president and then fly to egypt to meet with mohammed morsi. >> the goal must reach legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> right now, no sign that a deal is even close. besides a cease fire, hamas wants some of the restrictions eased at the gaza border. israel is demanding a long-term agreement and says that if a diplomatic solution is not reached, they're ready for a ground war. people in the bay area are closely watching these developments unfold. let
a pinpoint air strike that killed a hamas commander. israel says it's in response to the repeated rocket attacks by palestinian militants in gaza. hamas is already threatening retaliation. >>> anti-abortion laws in ireland are coming under fire after a woman died after being denied procedure. 31-year-old was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to the hospital in october complaining of extreme pain. doctors told her she was having a miss carriage, because of the law they could not perform an abortion if they could still hear the heartbeat. the pain kept getting worse and she died from a blood infection. the incident is sparking protests around the country and top lawmakers are now asking whether the law needs to be changed. raj. >>> an environmental milestone for california with the start of its cap and trade program. they began auction s permits for green house gas emissions and places a cap on business' allowable greenhouse gas emissions and companies can buy or trade allowances giving them the ability to go over their limit. california is expected to have the world's second largest carbon
in the middle east as both israel and hamas launch more aggressive attacks. pal sinnian militants fired off a series of rockets from gaza avenging the death of a top military commander yesterday. the israeli military intercepted many but one reportedly hit an apartment building. another rocket reached just outside of tel aviv causing resident to run for cover. today, israel launched more pinpoint air strikes targeting military installations in gaza. over a dozen palestinians killed in recent days. israel is moving in ground troops. >> no government would tolerate a situation where it nearly a fifth of its people live o under a constant barrage of rocket fire. israel will not tolerate this situation. >> tomorrow egypt's prime minister expected to make an unprecedented visit to gaza to try and bring calm. china, france, russia and australia all spoke out today urging both sides to show restraint. >>> a congressional hearing on the deadly terrorist attack in benghazi began today. republicans fired up over how the obama administration handled the tragedy by first reporting it was sparked by ant
but they appear to be collateral damage. an air strike at a media center today killed a hamas leader but also injured a handful of journalists. and another air strike at a home killed a hamas leader but also most of his family and neighbors. palestinians continue to fire rockets, including one that hit a school in southern israel. fortunately no one was hurt there. >> i very much hope that over the coming days, we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> former british prime minister tony blair met with both palestinian and israeli officials today and u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is in the region to help negotiate a truce. >>> in afghanistan, president hamid karzai has ordered the shift takeover of bagram prison. the u.s. agreed to hand it over months ago but karzai says the u.s. is dragging its feet. the hold-up? what to do with 50 inmates who have been acquitted in afghan courts but are still detained by the u.s. military. >>> president obama is wrapping up his four-day tour of southeast asia. right now, he's in cambodia attending an east asia summit focusing on trade.
responded with more airstrikes of their own wiping out hamas's observe arsenal. gaza is so densely populated, three days of fighting has left three israelis dead. israel has mobilized 16,000 reservists and moved them towards the border for a full scale ground war. that's sparking outrage throughout the world. protests took place in south korea today. >>> david petraeus testified on capital hill today. behind closed doors petraeus apologized about his affair which prompted him to resign last week. after that it was all benghazi. he said the cia figured out immediately that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans ammunition. they accused u.n. ambassador susan rice of spinning the story five days after the attack on september 11th to protect president obama's re-election campaign. she said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous antiamerican demonstration. democrats came to her defense. she said those were the unclassified talking points given to her by the cia. the fact that it was a terrorist attack was still classified and secret
are hurt. a hamas leader said the violence will have no effect on the cease-fire that took effect on wednesday. peace talks remain under way in the middle east where leaders are negotiating the next phase of the truce, which is to lift restrictions at the border to allow palestinians and goods to move more freely. >>> after egypt's president declared himself above judicial review, protesters hit the streets. muhammad morsi gave himself special powers because officials of the former regime are blocking the drafting of a new constitution. jim saida has the latest from tahrir square where thousands have gathered. >> reporter: it's a full and relatively peaceful tahrir square where about 10,000 anti-morsi protesters, who claim that he's made a power grab that will make him a virtual dictator. about five miles from here, there are apequal number of supporters who believe morsi when he says it will only be a two-month transition people and then will relinquish the special powers. part of the decree is that there will in two months time be a new constitution. the problem is in writing th
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